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Main Title Bureaucracy : what government agencies do and why they do it /
Author Wilson, James Q.
Publisher Basic Books,
Year Published 1989
OCLC Number 19920848
ISBN 0465007848; 9780465007844; 0465007856; 9780465007851
Subjects Administrative agencies--United States. ; Bureaucracy--United States. ; Verwaltung ; Bèurokratie ; Gesellschaft ; Bureaucratie. ; Overheidsinstellingen. ; 88.20 public organization, public management. ; USA.
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EJAM  JK421.W52 1989 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 12/01/2000
Collation xiv, 433 pages ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-408).
Contents Notes
Armies, prisons, schools -- Organization matters -- Circumstances -- Beliefs -- Interests -- Culture -- Constraints -- People -- Compliance -- Turf -- Strategies -- Innovation -- Congress -- Presidents -- Courts -- National differences -- Problems -- Rules -- Markets -- Bureaucracy and the public interest. Bureaucracy is the classic study of the way American government agencies work and how they can be made to work better. Examining a wide range of bureaucracies, including the Army, the FBI, the FCC, and the Social Security Administration, James Q. Wilson provides the first comprehensive, in-depth analysis of what government agencies do, why they function as they do, and how they might become more responsible and effective. With a new introduction by the author.